United Airlines has launched an investigation into the supply of leaks on GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s controversial journey to Cancun, Mexico, as his fellow Texans shivered — and died — with out energy amid plunging temperatures.
But the top of the flight attendants union has urged United to drop it.
“It’s against United’s policies to share personal information about our customers and we are investigating this incident,” the airline mentioned in an announcement to Politico, which first reported the probe.
An airline govt informed Politico that it’s not but sure what motion the corporate will take if the leaker or leakers are discovered, however that “no option is off the table.” Thousands of staff probably have entry to shopper flight data.
Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), defended the leak, and urged United in a tweet to drop the probe. She mentioned Cruz isn’t just any “customer,” however a “public servant who has lied too many times.”
She added: “Hey United, #WeAreAllTheLeak.”
Cruz’s insensitive getaway to Cancun together with his household and mates blew up within the media after pictures of him boarding a flight to the solar surfaced Wednesday.
He first lied that he was merely being a “good dad” and escorting his daughters to Mexico, and returned the next day. But Cruz had initially deliberate to remain into the weekend, in keeping with flight reservations revealed within the press, and apparently switched to dodge harsh assaults. He lastly admitted he had deliberate to remain for days and that the journey was “obviously a mistake.”
By Saturday, United had far greater worries, as a flight from Denver certain for Hawaii misplaced the usage of an engine shortly after takeoff and rained plane particles onto the bottom beneath. The Boeing 777-200 shortly returned safely to Denver International Airport and nobody on the flight — or on the bottom — was injured.
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